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Played Challenges

I forgot quotes - 14968 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
Words in parens - 12282 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2571 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 12
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 655 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment each number - 814 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 695 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Alphabet soup - 193 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 8973 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
From argument to object - 1228 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 2972 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 598 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 12
Get mail address from outlook format - 421 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1087 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3165 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 11150 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Build a six - 257 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31269 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 17
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 10698 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quote modules - 780 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 12
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 10
V to the i - 4462 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 1840 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2084 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10265 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4394 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4003 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2613 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 6810 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 30
Convert Application Output to CSV - 138 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 17274 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 20
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